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Introduction To Medical Terminology

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Learners will identify medical words through the use of prefixes, suffixes, and roots. Word building, abbreviations, and systems will also be discussed to guide learners through the introduction of medical terms. The course will cover the main body systems, including the function of each one, and explain the importance of proper medical terminology in the health care industry.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Medical Terminology for Integumentary, Musculoskeletal, and Nervous Systems

    • Identify the word parts associated with the integumentary, musculoskeletal, and nervous systems.
    • Identify the common medical terms associated with the integumentary, musculoskeletal, and nervous systems and their use in medical reports.
    • Identify the integumentary, musculoskeletal, and nervous systems and their functions.

    Medical Terminology for Endocrine, Cardiovascular, and Respiratory Systems

    • Identify the endocrine, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems and their functions.
    • Identify the word parts associated with the endocrine, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems.
    • Identify the common medical terms associated with the endocrine, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems and their use in medical reports.

    Medical Terminology for Gastrointestinal and Urinary Systems

    • Identify the gastrointestinal and urinary systems and their functions.
    • Identify the word parts associated with the gastrointestinal and urinary systems.
    • Identify the common medical terms associated with the gastrointestinal and urinary systems and their use in medical reports.

    Introduction to Medical Terminology

    • Explain the origin of medical terminology.
    • Explain the importance of medical terminology.
    • Identify the components of medical terminology.

    The Use of Medical Terminology

    • Identify medical terminology used in medical reports.
    • Identify common medical terminology used in medical reports within health care.
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